The conflict in Ukraine has us all thinking about war, in its various forms. There are a number of war memorials in the town and its colleges, from the meditative war memorial at Amherst College with its panoramic view, to the Italianate Memorial Hall at UMass, and the Civil War tablets now in the Bangs center. And in 2018 Amherst College published an article about the collegiate experience during World War I – once known as ‘the war to end wars’ – which mentions the Black Cats of Amherst.
** And on Friday, March 11, History Bites will return to hosting live lectures when Mr John Hanson will deliver a lecture at noon in the Jones Library Woodbury Room. His topic: Reading Early Epitaphs in Amherst’s West Cemetery.